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From "Arthur Guy" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Compression and Security
Date Sun, 26 Jun 2005 10:28:10 GMT
I am not that familiar with apache, I usually use IIS and IIS instillations
need a patch and filters installed before they are used, I just wanted to
make sure there wasn't something I was missing with apache.

Thanks for the security links Aman I will check those out.

One other thing, I am looking for an ftp server to replace the one that
comes with IIS, is there a commonly used open source one, the equivalent of
apache for http. 
I have looked on several open source software directories but nothing stands

-----Original Message-----
From: Jean-Christophe Montigny [] 
Sent: 26 June 2005 01:53
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Compression and Security


Arthur Guy wrote:
> Isn't it possible to compress images any further?
Try to compress 100Mb of JPEG pictures and see for yourself.

> I guess I am not really sure what I am asking when it comes to security, I
> have setup an apache server running parallel to my current IIS server but
> port 8080. 
> I want to switch them over but I would like to be sure that the
> is secure, are there any problems with apache that I need to be worried
> about? Are there any patches / configuration setups that need to be
What's the point in releasing stable versions if they need to be patched 
No, there isn't. Security issues raise from insecure (php, perl, ...) 
scripts and wrong permissions. If you merely deliver HTML files, and 
process nothing server-side (such as cgi or aforementioned scripts) then 
there is not much to do. It depends a lot on the distribution you use, 
too. But this list is no place for distro flames.

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